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Celebrating 70 years of Porsche: a podcast special

Today marks 70 years since the first Porsche, the 356 'No. 1' Roadster, was registered, and the company is celebrating its rich history with worldwide Sportscar Together Day. We've produced a podcast special for the occasion, where we talk to people who have been involved with Porsche in Australia over the journey, be it behind-the-wheel or behind-the-scenes...

2018 Ward's 10 Best Interiors List announced

Forty new or significantly upgraded interiors were nominated and tested for the 2018Ward's Auto best interior list, with American vehicles taking three spots, two hailing from Europe, and five from Asia. Again a sizeable proportion of the winners are luxury models, but mainstream vehicles were represented by the Hyundai Kona, Chevrolet Equinox, and Toyota Camry...

CarAdvice podcast 91: i30 N pricing and Tesla build quality

This week it's just Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens in the studio, except... Scott Collie joins us to talk car news, including pricing and specs for the Hyundai i30 N, Volvo V60 launch details, and Subaru Liberty pricing and specs. The 2019 Lexus UX has been teased, Porsche Macan S and Panamera 4S diesel production has ended, and the Peugeot 508 has been leaked...

Porsche Macan S and Panamera 4S diesel production ends, future unclear - UPDATE

UPDATE: Porsche has released an updated statement, which has been added to the end of the article.  Porsche has ended production of the Macan S Diesel and Panamera 4S Diesel, but reports of diesel's demise could be premature. An overnight report from Autocar said the company would stop building its last two diesel models, as part of a "cultural shift" toward plug-in hybrid vehicles...

Porsche tows its way to a new Nurburgring record

The race to set Nurburgring records reached fever pitch this year, with a glut of attempts (successful or otherwise) from manufacturers desperate to prove their sports car mettle. Porsche was among the crowd of new record holders, but its latest attempt makes the GT2 RS lap look a bit, well, conventional...

CarAdvice podcast 84: Your suggestions for our 2018 makeover!

For the last episode of the year, Mandy Turner is joined by Paul Maric and Mike Costello. Topics covered in car news this week include the reveal of the Tesla-rivalling NIO ES8 SUV. Also unveiled were the Jeep Cherokee facelift, Honda Insight in Prototype form, and the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500...

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo on sale from $466,400

The 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo (deep breath) has joined the line-up this week, on sale in Australia from $466,400 plus on-road costs. Joining its sedan twin, the Sport Turismo version of the hot hybrid Panamera gets a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 teamed with an electric motor. System outputs are rated at 500kW and 850Nm, with 0-100km/h taking a claimed 3...

2018 Porsche range: More power and new kit for 911 S, price hikes across most Porsche lines

Porsche has announced availability of a new Porsche Exclusive upgrade for 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera 4S and 911 Targa 4S models, delivering GTS-rivalling power. The announcement is joined by news that Australia's Porsche Connect Plus package has scored an important update, gaining the LTE telephone module that compatibility requirements had previously kept from local buyers...

2018 Porsche Cayenne range to be topped by Turbo S E-Hybrid model

There's an all-new Porsche Cayenne SUV coming in 2018, and the flagship model in the range is set to be a hybrid. Not just any hybrid, though: the 2018 Porsche Cayenne will follow a similar path as the 2017 Porsche Panamera, with a Turbo S E-Hybrid version to sit atop the range. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid is powered by the same 4...

2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo revealed, available to order now

The hotly-anticipated Porsche Panamera wagon has been revealed ahead of its global debut at the Geneva motor show this month, and it's coming to Australia before the end of the year. The new wagon - dubbed Sport Turismo - joins the Panamera line with five different variants, including the hi-po 404kW Turbo, and will be the first Panamera to feature three rear seats...

Meet ZF and Porsche's new eight-speed DCT

German transmission-maker ZF has revealed more details on its all-new eight-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox developed with Porsche, for rear- and all-wheel-drive applications starting with the new Panamera. The DCT, dubbed a "modular hybrid transmission kit", offers quicker shifts than its predecessor, the potential for greater economy, and future-proofs its applications by better-incorporating electrification...